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Fri, Mar 07, 2014 2:42 PM
The bill protects 32,500 acres of Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, ending an unprecedented five-year drought of new wilderness areas designated by the U.S. Congress.
The newly discovered ichthyosaur fossil challenges the assumption that live birth first appeared in marine reptiles after they took to the seas.
While the Chang'e 3 seems to be functioning, the Yutu rover remains in a 'cosmic coma' likely caused by lunar dust.
Video: Mia Munselle recently found a GoPro camera in her pigs’ pen. After reviewing the footage, she realized the camera fell from an airplane and was discovered by a hungry pig.
Domesticated camels are mentioned in the Bible before they could have existed, proving the stories were edited after-the-fact.
Faced with warm, slushy conditions in Sochi and other recent Winter Games, a coalition of Olympic athletes is fighting to save their sports from climate change.
A waxing moon rises behind a silhouetted flock of starlings perched in a tree in Germany.
A warm winter isn't unusual for Sochi, a city often warm enough to support palm trees.
The distortion of light-sensitive neurons explains why Galileo found Venus to look larger than Jupiter in the night sky.
This satellite view shows a threatening band of white clouds stretching across the southeastern U.S.
The agency said it has already started acting on ideas to refine the Asteroid Initiative.
An imposing concrete flak tower in Hamburg that has sat dormant for decades is now used to generate enough heat for 3,000 homes and enough electricity for another 1,000 via several renewable energy technologies.
There's no escape: New research shows that crocodiles can climb trees.
Modern life is utterly dependent on electricity. What are we to do if that supply becomes erratic?
Find your animal 'soul mate' and download the mating call from the Center for Biological Diversity's Love Calls of the Wild ringtone collection.
The star, with the difficult-to-remember designation SMSS J031300.362670839.3, is likely 13 billion years old.
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